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Old 11-22-2004, 11:14 PM   #1
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question about wlan devices in suse

I am considering switching distributions from fedora to suse. The main reason why I am considering switching is because of my wlan device (Netgear WG311T) is not communicating with the router.

Anyway, I looked up wlan devices in the Administrator's Guide for Suse 9.2 and it said that the chipset (Athros 5212) for my card is supported. What I would like to know is:

What does supported mean? Is it found at install or do I need a seperate driver for the card?


Old 11-24-2004, 09:40 AM   #2
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I have a Netgear WG511T which uses an Atheros chip. Upgrading from SuSE 9.0 to 9.1, it detected my card and installed the appropriate driver. Just pay attention to your firewall settings; otherwise using this card works just fine.

Before you switch for good, I'd tell you to try downloading the madwifi drivers first and try to get it to work that way. SuSE uses those drivers for my card.

Good luck.


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